Garth Brooks at the 2014 ASCAP Centennial Awards

Garth Brooks at the 2014 ASCAP Centennial Awards

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You can bet we'll be on the lookout for lip-synching country singers at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. (At last year's awards show, Rascal Flatts admitted the band didn't sing live because the lead singer lost his voice.)

Garth Brooks is worried he may join the club this year, he said during a recent interview on Sirius XM channel The Highway. He is performing five nights in Portland this week, then travels to North Texas for the awards show. His voice might be shot.

"Just in case we have to lip-synch, we taped a performance that was solely made for the awards show," said Brooks, according to

The ACM Awards take place Sunday night and will air live on CBS. It's the 50th anniversary of the awards show, and hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will emcee an evening of big-name performances in the super-sized AT&T Stadium in Arlington. 

There's much more to know about the ACM awards. Find all our ACM-related stories here.

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